Power Equipment Operator II (Night Shift)

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Feb 18, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $57,096.00 - $76,918.40 Annually USD

Job Description


(Night Shift)

The current vacancy is for the night shift (8:00 pm to 6:30 am)

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

(Night shift shall mean an assigned work shift of seven (7) consecutive hours or more which includes at least four (4) hours of work between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.)

This recruitment is open to the public and is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Power Equipment Operator II vacancies within OC Public Works and/or other County of Orange agencies. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met.

UPDATE : Deadline for the first round of consideration is Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM (PST)

OC Public Works is a unique County department comprised of 10 service areas, each of which directly impacts the quality of life for Orange County residents and the private sector. OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, cities, and other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to ensure quality of service today and quality of life tomorrow. In addition, our vision is to be a world class leader of innovative, professional and quality public works services.

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The John Wayne Airport (JWA) Facilities Maintenance division is responsible for the upkeep, repair and safety of all JWA facilities. Facilities include a terminal building with approximately 800,000 square feet of interior space as well as maintenance of over 500 acres of airfield and parking structures with more than 10,000 parking spaces. In addition to the regular repair and upkeep of these facilities, the Facilities Maintenance Division is also responsible for the JWA's compliance with all local, State and Federal environmental regulations.

The Power Equipment Operator II is responsible for operating all power equipment vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment to repair and maintain airfield pavement, roadways, parking structures, and parking lots. The incumbent is responsible for the most difficult power equipment projects and may act as a lead over crews of various sizes in the completion of projects as well as other duties as required.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess one (1) year of experience with diesel and propane sweepers, large mowers/tractors with attachments, and smaller excavators or similar equipment. With many work projects being completed at night, experience working night shifts while using equipment is preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess a thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies:

Technical Experience & Knowledge
  • Operating all specialized power equipment including vehicles, trucks, semi-trailer-truck combinations, and large heavy construction equipment both on and off-road
  • Shooting grade and setting grade stakes, roadways, airfield pavement, and shoulders
  • Maintaining roads, airfield pavement, and parking lots and structures
  • Working with and understanding technical information related to the job responsibilities for this position
Industry | Safety Knowledge
  • Ensuring safe work practices associated with the appropriate use of power equipment and materials, traffic control, traffic safety regulations, utility protection, and construction site safety
  • Knowledgeable of John Wayne Airport, State, and Federal safety regulations including reporting requirements
  • Exercising sound judgment that reflects skillful information gathering and analysis
  • Anticipating potential sources of conflict and proactively identifying solutions that mitigate risks
  • Positively contributing to teams using collaboration and positive communication in developing solutions for new and routine issues
Communication Skills
  • Accurately and concisely exchanging information with others, both orally and in writing
  • Effectively following written and oral instruction and providing instructions to others
  • Actively listening to others for a full understanding of what is being communicated
  • Comprehending and interpreting technical material related to the job
  • Recording project information to ensure accurate reporting
Click here to view the complete classification description for Power Equipment Operator II.

Education and Experience
One (1) year experience in proficiently operating all vehicles, and pieces of equipment in the agency/department with the ability to grade to acceptable tolerances.
Successful completion of the probationary period of the County of Orange Power Equipment Operator I.

License Required
Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid California Driver License, Class A, and any special endorsement required by the Department of Motor Vehicles, including the airbrake endorsement, is required before the date of appointment and maintained throughout employed in this series. In addition, an Airport Driving Endorsement is required within 10 days of appointment.

In accordance with the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, incumbents will be subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.

Special Requirements
The successful candidate must clear a background check which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Security Threat Assessment (STA).

Physical and Mental Requirements
Independent body mobility and movement sufficient to walk on uneven ground, enter and exit equipment cabs, etc.; upper body strength sufficient to climb from ground level into equipment cabs; hand and foot dexterity sufficient to reach and operate all equipment controls; vision sufficient to operate equipment which includes the need to see and read all interior vehicle and equipment controls, gauges and displays, and see people, objects, vehicles, etc. at a distance of approximately 100 yards within the equipment being operated; head, neck, and upper body mobility sufficient to allow constant 360 degree scanning of area surrounding equipment being operated; stamina to sit and operate controls for prolonged periods of time, up to 10 hours per day with scheduled rest periods and lunch breaks.

Environmental and Working Conditions
Will be required to work in an environment which includes heat, wind, cold, rain, fog, dust, fumes, birds, noise, and vibration.

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and/or desirable qualifications. After screening, applicants who meet the minimum and/or desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Performance Examination | (Weighted 100%)
A performance test will be conducted to evaluate the applicant's ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as a variety of heavy and light construction equipment in a variety of situations. Only the most competitive candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Please note that at the time of the performance exam, all candidates will be required to show proof of a valid Class A California driver's license or permit. Candidates who do not provide this information will not be allowed to participate in the examination and will not be rescheduled.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List

Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.
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Effective April 3, 2023, it is strongly recommended that County employees working in health care settings and correctional facilities follow vaccination and booster guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please click here to see the latest guidance for more details.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Brian Quinlan at 714-667-9750 or by email at Brian.Quinlan@ocpw.ocgov.com.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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